> Sales: 64.5 million albums, 3.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 7 wins, 28 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “Like a Virgin” (album)
Pop icon Madonna has released numerous platinum albums over her storied career. Two of her releases have been certified diamond: “Like a Virgin” and the compilation “The Immaculate Collection.” The most recent of her seven Grammy wins was Best Long Form Music Video in 2007 for “The Confessions Tour.” She’s received three additional nominations since.
25. Barbra Streisand
> Sales: 68.5 million albums, 0 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 8 wins, 46 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “A Christmas Album” (album)
Barbara Streisand has released an exceptional 31 albums that have been certified platinum. She has also had an unusually long relationship with the Grammy Awards. She won her first two awards in 1963 for “The Barbra Streisand Album.” Her most recent nomination came just this year — Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for “Walls.”
24. Lady Gaga
> Sales: 10.5 million albums, 61 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 9 wins, 27 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “Bad Romance” (single)
While Lady Gaga has released six albums that have been certified platinum or multi-platinum, her strength has been with singles, with sales — or sales equivalent — of 61 million certified copies. She has won Grammy Awards for both songs and albums. Three of Gaga’s nine total wins were awarded in 2018.
23. George Strait
> Sales: 69 million albums, 3 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 1 win, 16 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “Pure Country” (album)
George Strait has sold 69 million certified albums, including numerous greatest hits compilations and live recordings. Despite this monumental success, the country superstar has only won one Grammy to date — Best Country Album in 2008 for his “Troubadour.” That album was certified platinum in 2009.
22. Pink Floyd
> Sales: 75 million albums, 0.5 million digital singles
> Grammy history: 1 win, 4 nominations
> Best-selling album or single: “The Wall” (album)
Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” is the eighth most certified album of all time, reaching 23x multi-platinum. “Dark Side of the Moon” was also hugely popular and has been certified 15x multi-platinum. The only Grammy Award the band has been awarded thus far is Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “Marooned” in 1994, though “The Wall” was nominated for Album of the Year in 1980.